The Breast Milk Ingredient Jodie Turner-Smith Loves for Her Sensitive Skin

Jodie Turner-Smith at the Bafta Film Awards in London on February 2, 2020. Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP/Shutterstock

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We’ve tried some pretty wild and unexpected skincare ingredients on our quest for healthy, youthful, glowing skin. Snail mucin, bee propolis, charcoal, placenta…the list goes on. One ingredient that still managed to surprise Us, though? Breast milk.

Breast milk is so nutritious for a baby’s body, so it only makes sense that it would work wonders for the skin as well. You could, if available, rub actual breast milk onto your skin, à la Jodie Turner-Smith, but that’s not going to work for most of us, and when you do have it, it’s only available for a limited time. Luckily, lactic acid, the star ingredient, is available in many forms!

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Soon after having her daughter with husband Joshua Jackson, Turner-Smith spoke to Vogue about how becoming a new mother has helped her skin: “Ever since I had my baby, my current beauty secret is that I put breast milk in all of my face serums,” she said. “My skin is very sensitive, so I use a light cleanser, and then I put on a serum with aloe and breast milk that I literally squeeze right into my hands from my boob. I think it’s the lactic acid.”

Our choice for getting that lactic acid into your routine is through this REN mask, which you only need to use once a week. It combines lactic acid from passionfruit with other skincare favorites from all-natural fruit extracts, like glycolic acid from pineapple to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells and papain from papaya to rejuvenate.

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Over 600 reviewers are singing this mask’s praises, saying it’s a “true gem,” even for those with sensitive skin. Their complexion now looks “glowy and amazing” and feels “baby soft.” They say “words can’t describe” just how good their skin looks now. They’re saying how it’s helped with the rest of their beauty routine too. Since they started using it, their foundation now “glides on” with ease!

If you’re looking for a brightened complexion with visibly tightened pores, a smoother texture, a natural glow and a firming effect that makes fine lines seemingly disappear, this is the AHA mask for you. To use it, just cleanse your skin and apply all over the face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 10 minutes, and then rinse with lukewarm water or gently wipe off with a damp cloth. Note that a little tingle is “totally normal.” Also remember to wear sunscreen during the day, as all AHA products can make skin more sensitive to sun damage!

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